Dave Cohen was appointed to a lectureship in Computer Science in September 1987, and became a Senior Lecturer in 1997. Previously he was a Research Assistant at Oxford University. His research interests include the application of Mathematics within Computer Science, and the theory of neural networks, and constraint satisfaction problems. In 1996 he and Dr Jeavons received the Kanellakis prize for interdisciplinary research at the international annual meeting on Constraints. He got his personal chair in Computer Science in 2004.